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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Martland Mill - Artic ConvoyExcellent1
Lancaster - RedExcellent1
Banks's - WainwrightExcellent1
Hophurst - Flaxen Pale AleExcellent1
Problem Child - TantrumExcellent1
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Southport - Golden SandsNot Tried0
Banks's - Tetley BitterNot Tried0
Martland Mill - Bombers BlondNot Tried0
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Lancaster - Chestnut RedNot Tried0
Banks's - Tetley's Cask BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Dec 2017 (Magnus Greel)
I can see why ChrisE likes this town, a decent pub every couple hundred yards, this was the first and finishing at the Red Lion Hotel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Wainwright4.10ExcellentIn superb condition
Lancaster - Red4.80Not Tried
Southport - Golden Sands4.00Not Tried
Lancaster - Chestnut Red4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley's Cask Bitter3.70Not Tried
18 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
First of a tour on the Parbold crawl with Jason of this site. A proper wet led boozer and doing well on a Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - Red4.80Excellent
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not TriedSelling well in here tonight.
Southport - Golden Sands4.00Not Tried
Lancaster - Chestnut Red4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not TriedJason said it was superb.
22 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
I arrived just before the official 5pm opening and waited for a minute or two whilst the umbrellas were put up outside the pub. It did not take long after opening for the pub to become deservedly busy. I like the fact that a small village like Parbold has a railway station with two trains per hour and at least five decent real ale pubs in an easy walk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Problem Child - Tantrum4.00Excellent
Martland Mill - Artic Convoy4.50ExcellentA new beer on and customers were given good sized tasters. I ended up buying a pint of it. A good dark ale.
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Martland Mill - Bombers Blond4.40Not Tried
06 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
I Just alighted from the train and followed everybody else, they nearly all seemed to be heading for this place. I was impressed with just how busy this place was as it appeared closed on my previous visit to Parbold.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hophurst - Flaxen Pale Ale3.70Excellent
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Southport - Golden Sands4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Railway

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

The pub is found in Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7NU.

Former Burtonwood then Marston's house, now completely free of tie. It is situated adjacent to Parbold for Newburgh railway station (now just called Parbold). The pub is now one large room but split into separate areas many of which were once rooms.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WN8 7NU